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Cameron calls on EU to double Ebola funding

David Cameron has called for EU leaders to double their funding in the fight against Ebola to £800 million.

It comes after one of the doctors who discovered the virus, Professor Peter Piot, said the rest of Europe was not doing enough to tackle the epidemic.

Downing Street said the current total contribution from the EU was just £400 million.

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Ivory Coast bans air travellers from Ebola hit countries

The Ivory Coast has banned air travellers from three countries that have been worst-hit by the Ebola outbreak.

Ivory Coast, or Côte d’Ivoire, borders two of the countries. Credit: Google Maps

The French-speaking West African nation also ordered its flagship carrier Air Cote d'Ivoire to stop flights to and from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. The Ivory Coast has not yet registered any cases of the deadly viral disease but is seen as vulnerable given its shared borders with Guinea and Liberia.

The government has also forbidden all airlines from bringing passengers from Ebola-infected countries into Ivory Coast, after similar measures in nearby Gambia and Zambia last week.

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